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What has worked best for you in reducing inflammation

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 18, 2013 at 1:34 PM

I have a client that is having a horrible time with inflammation and I suggested turmeric, for a jump start and then eliminating all grains and dairy.

If you have any suggestions of some foods/herbs that have worked better than others, please let me know

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on February 18, 2013
at 06:50 PM

8? Wow! That's pretty terrible. Glad you're a lot lower. Hopefully you can get it down to 5.

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on February 18, 2013
at 05:26 PM

you are a clothing maker and your are advising your clients on dietary advice?

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on February 18, 2013
at 02:19 PM

Jump start? A1C reduction takes months.

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on February 18, 2013
at 02:16 PM

Agreed on the diabetes but I made so many changes it's hard to say which one lowered my A1C. I lost weight, became more active, and cut back eating high glycemic carbs. A year later my A1C was down from 8 to under 6 so inflammation was definitely reduced.

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on February 18, 2013
at 03:18 PM

Although probably couldn't hurt, I don't think turmeric/curcumin will offer too much value unless you're talking of megadoses. Eliminating both dairy and gluten for several weeks should show positive results. Then I suggest proceeding on to full paleo. Doing further food elimination testing (eg, eggs) might be helpful too.

Oh, consuming a modest portion of non-dairy fermented foods (eg, homemade sauerkraut) can also be quite beneficial.

Lastly, I cannot emphasize the value of patience. Inflammation can take its dear sweet time to fade away.

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on February 18, 2013
at 01:58 PM

Getting rid of the cause is usually the best way to go, which might not be easy. That could be anything from lack of sleep, to (pre)diabetes, to bad gut flora. Certainly, you mentioned grains and dairy, if your client is on the SAD, this can be a problem. Something like a 30 day elimination diet can help point out the cause.

Meanwhile, Liposomal Glutathione, or Liposomal C seem to be good stuff. Turmeric is great too. Alpha Lipoic Acid, small doses of selenium are also pretty powerful antioxidants.

Even small dose aspirin can help, although it can cause other problems such as leaky gut and retinal damage if taken long term - so if the issue is with a leaky gut, it's best to avoid it.

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on February 18, 2013
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Agreed on the diabetes but I made so many changes it's hard to say which one lowered my A1C. I lost weight, became more active, and cut back eating high glycemic carbs. A year later my A1C was down from 8 to under 6 so inflammation was definitely reduced.

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on February 18, 2013
at 06:50 PM

8? Wow! That's pretty terrible. Glad you're a lot lower. Hopefully you can get it down to 5.

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on February 18, 2013
at 04:21 PM

What worked alot for me was reducing sugar intake and especially watching the omega 3 and 6 ratios. The idea isn't to eat tons of fish pills to 'balance' the omega 6 cause too much polyunsaturated fat in general is not good for you. The idea is to avoid excess omega 6. Vegetable oils, seed oils, most nuts. These are all extremely high in omega 6. And although I realize some people can't afford to eat all pastured/grass fed meat, I recently discovered how particularly bad conventional pork and especially poultry are. Avoid conventional poultry at all costs. If you MUST eat conventional meat stick to ruminants like beef, lamb, and bison.

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on February 18, 2013
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Vitamin D3. Get blood level tested and sun/supplement to 60-80 ng/ml. More info at http://www.vitamindcouncil.org

Make sure A, K2 and Magnesium are all sufficient in the diet or supplement if needed (likely just Magnesium.)

Supplement 1000 mg Neptune Krill Oil for Omega 3s.

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on February 18, 2013
at 03:24 PM

Ginger works well.

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on February 18, 2013
at 03:02 PM

If the problem is joint inflammation, I recommend bone broth. I have a lot of joint problems due to an autoimmune illness and bone broth helps. (In addition to a fairly strict paleo diet.)

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on February 18, 2013
at 02:28 PM

drinking half a gallon of milk a day, minimum has been incredible

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